Introducing the SIRO Breakfast Briefing

Join us for an informal morning seminar on being a senior manager responsible for information risk in the current, fast changing data protection landscape: covering learnings from the £180+ million British Airways proposed fine to responsibilities for SIROs as part of the NHS contract via the Data Security and Protection (DSP Toolkit), plus first-hand account of managing risk as a CEO for a national law firm.

BLS Stay Compliant will host the inaugural SIRO Breakfast Briefing this Autumn, the first of its kind in the UK specifically designed with Senior Information Risk Owners in mind.

The inaugural event will be held on Thursday 28th November 2019, at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce on Deansgate, Manchester. The briefing will run from 8:30 until 12 and bring in a range of topics around some of the key responsibilities of a modern-day SIRO.

Risks are higher, threats larger and fines greater than ever under the new era of accountability, stemming from the new data protection legislation in place under GDPR and the updated Data Protection Act 2018. Each SIRO faces more responsibilities and complicated decisions than ever with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)’s fine system beginning to take effect, having already doled out some notably sizeable fines.

In this briefing, we will run through the threats and risks facing SIROs under the new legislation, guide the SIRO through their role and accountability – particularly with regards to the DSP Toolkit, the mandatory self-assessment tool for any organisation working within or in collaboration with the NHS. We will also talk through some lessons to be learnt from the big fines handed out so far this year, including the ICO’s penalty to British Airways, worth a staggering £183 million.

Finally, our guest speaker Charles Hartwell, CEO of Stowe Family Law will be discussing managing risk as a CEO. Stowe Family Law is the largest family law firm in the UK, with offices nationwide.

Tickets are £99pp+VAT, discounted to £75pp+VAT as an early bird offer for bookings up until 31st October 2019. Prices include breakfast and refreshments, as well as course materials and resources.

Book online here.